We woke up a little later on Day 4 and were quite sore from all the walking during Day 3 and the Vatican, but we were NOT to be stopped! Day four was sort of our wildcard day – we weren’t sure what we wanted to do. Paulo recommended that we take in the Villa Borghese and the Borghese Gallery – a PERFECT decision and a PERFECT day!
We woke up early on Day 3 so we could get down to the Vatican and get into one of the first tours of the Vatican museum.
In spite of our late start and missed breakfast, we hurried and finished getting ready at our B&B and took off toward the ancient Roman sites in the southern part of the city. As we neared the part of the city with the ruins, we were ready for our first real italian meal. Thankfully, Audrey led us down a strange alley that took us past this great little restaurant. The inside walls were the color of Pepto Bismol, and the ceiling had all of this amazing brick arches running through it.
It was at this moment that I ate the most incredible lasagna of my life! The pasta was fresh, the sauce was fresh and there wasn’t too much of it, the cheese was perfect. It really tasted like some Italian grandma was back there making this stuff.
I really gotta get this blogged before I forget all of the gory details!!!!
Day 1 – Travel to Rome
Well, it’s over friends. We have survived our big vacation of 2010 – our 12 day trip to Italy!